21 December 2012

Today's Make Up Bag: The Airplane

Someone once said to me, "For someone who hates heights and flying, you did decide to live quite far away from home." I stood there nothing other than speechless, and while I successfully supressed my desire to headbutt the wall in shame of being completely caught out, after what seemed like an age and a half of a blank expression, I replied, "Damn straight". What a donut.

Anyway, as I usually do during this time of the year I embarked on the double-flighted mission that is returning home, and I again, supressed my desire to headbutt the wall when I realised that I still had no idea how to pack my make-up bag for a flight (suitcase, I've nailed). But then again, what's the fun in packing a foundation and a lipgloss when you can shove a few more unnecessary things in there, right?


The Useful..
The Cover FX Cream Compact in G40 and the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector in 02 were the only products I really used on the flight, besides the dusting of the Physicians Formula Bronze Booster which got its use during my stop in Amsterdam because I just looked much too washed out and knackered to be okay with myself. The foundation was chosen because it's a perfect match to my skin, it's not a liquid, super easy to apply with a self-contained sponge and it doubles as a concealer and a foundation. Although I didn't apply it all over my face, it was nice to know that the air steward was not blinded by my pimple-ridden red chin (so sexy).

I learnt the wonders of the Clarins Instant Light Lip Perfector on my last flight, as it's a lipgloss and lip balm in one. It's extremely nourishing as well as making you look slightly more polished - there was no question that despite my laziness to put things in a clear bag, this was going to have to come with me.

In retrospect, I wish I'd bought a bottle of the Shu Uemura Depsea Water, as it hydrates and cools down your skin. The bottle is too big to use as a carry-on so I would've had to depot it, but boy was my skin dry and warm on the flight.. a spritz of that or the LP Skin Therapy Uplifting Facial Water which I'd forgotten to repurchase would've been lovely!

The Useless..
The rest of the crew (i.e. my Kose Junkisei Powder Foundation, By Terry Touch Expert Advanced, Liz Earle Blusher in Nude, Diego dalla Palma MascaraGOGO and Chanel Eyeshadow Quad in Prelude) were basically there to weigh down my bag.

The New Kid in Town..
It seems that I can't walk through Duty Free without purchasing something from Chanel. They seem to have the best discounts when it comes to prices, and in the past I've picked up the Poudre Universelle Compacte, Eyeshadow Quad in Prelude and the Bleu de Chanel (granted not for myself) all in Duty Free. Anyway, this time I decided to pick up a Levres Scintillantes Brilliant Extreme Glossimer (also more commonly and English-ly known as, "lipgloss") in 146 Coral Love.

I've been looking for a "my lips but slightly warmer" lipgloss for a while, and this had been picked up and put back down on numerous occasions. Because I picked it up in Amsterdam (UK Duty Free is always cheapest for fragrance and beauty), I didn't get quite as many pounds off as I could've but I still got it for £17.10 and it killed quite a significant amount of time! Although on the plane it was frankly useless as you can't open the bag until you've landed..

Here's to hoping for a lighter make-up bag on the way home!
What are your favourite products for the plane?

<3yu

*CoverFX Cream Foundation received for consideration.

10 comments:

  1. I always have my Nars bronzer on me for the plane, especially if I'm off to somewhere sunny! I'm so pale so need all the help I can get!

    Jen xx
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha aww! Do you have Laguna? I've yet to try a NARS bronzer, and I know I'm missing out!

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  2. I always take too much stuff with me on my flight. I am a nightmare. I end up taking pretty much everything, then I moan that I need to put my liquid foundation in a plastic bag haha - Always drop stuff on the floor at airport security!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie.com xx

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    1. HAHAHA love it! Yes I had learnt to separate it before I got to the airport but this time I was just a bit of an airhead hahaha.. I remember the days when you could take whatever you wanted!

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  3. I really want to try the Clarins lip prefector I've heard so many amazing things about it, I love posts like this! Maybe cause Im so nosey! You got a ccomplete bargain with the duty free

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. Hahaha I'm totally right there with you! The Clarins Lip Perfector is popular for all the right reasons, definitely give it a shot! :)

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  4. I really want to try cover fx! heard so many good things about them! xx

    http://thisgirlloveschic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're expensive but I think for the right people, their products are so worth it! :)

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  5. Where is that makeup bag from? I love it's simplicity and how did you fit all that btw love

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    1. It's from Mulberry :) I've literally just posted a review about it, please have a look if you'd like! :) www.lets-makeyuup.com

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